machine gun fired .308 brass

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I have a line on this stuff for $110 per 500 pieces. Is machine gun fired brass any good for precision rifle shooting?
 

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I don't see why not.
~4 weeks ago bought 1K 308 mil brass off a guy on AR15 for $180. All LC head stamped
I've processed 500, loaded 100. Except for the crimp, looks, weighs measures and feels like all my other brass.
 

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Just plan on using a Small Based die and I'd even anneal it before loading the first time. Once fire-formed it's great brass. More durable than a lot of commercial brass but not as uniform as those like Lapua. Weight sorting and close attention to prep can make it perform about as well as any other case.
 

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I use it for one of my loads and get consistent 1/2 MOA. I SB size it though.
 

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Its all I use. I have used a SB sizer but have found over the years its not necessary. I guess since the military switched to M240's the brass isn't as beat up and over sized. Back 15-20 years ago when it was being fired through M60s it was necessary to use a SB sizer.